Book Chapter

How should we conceive of individual consumer responsibility to address labour injustices?

C Barry, Kate MacDonald

Global Justice and International Labour Rights | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2016


Many approaches to addressing labour injustices—shortfalls from minimally decent wages and working conditions— focus on how governments should orient themselves toward other states in which such phenomena take place, or to the firms that are involved with such practices. But of course the question of how to regard such labour practices must also be faced by individuals, and individual consumers of the goods that are produced through these practices in particular. Consumers have become increasingly aware of their connections to complex global production processes that often involve such injustice. For example, activist campaigns have exposed wrongful harm in factories producing clothes, shoes..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Council and the Research Council of Norway.

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